River trust hosts volunteer team

The River Dee Trust was delighted to host a volunteer team mobilised by Apex Tubulars

THE RIVER Dee Trust was delighted to host a volunteer team mobilised by Apex Tubulars on 3 March 2024. The Apex team, led by Ronnie Grant, successfully planted 500 deciduous native trees in the beautiful surroundings of the Allt Cholzie Burn, a tributary of the River Muick as part of the River Dee Trust’s One Million Tree’s campaign.

Apex Tubulars became a ‘River Dee Guardian’ in 2023, committing time and funding to deliver vital work towards the restoration and conservation of the River Dee. As a Guardian, Ronnie and the Apex Tubulars team are regularly involved in volunteering activities such as the most recent tree-planting effort.

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Ronnie commented: “It is amazing to be part of this initiative to restore the Dee and its tributaries to how they once were, with trees shading the river from increasing water temperatures and mitigating flood risk while supporting an entire ecosystem – including the endangered Atlantic salmon, freshwater pearl mussels and the otter. Feedback from the team we had out on Glen Muick has been brilliant, and everyone is keen to participate again. The Chamber’s own Suzanne Todd enjoyed the day so much, she’s already signed up for our next volunteer day – debris dam building – designed to slow water flow in minor water ways and mitigate flood risk.”

Claire Fleming, Engagement Officer for the River Dee Trust added: “Working with teams and individuals as passionate about local conservation, restoration and biodiversity as Ronnie and Apex is so enjoyable and the commitment they have shown as River Dee Guardians is phenomenal. It is exactly why we launched the Guardian scheme. To provide the companies in our community the opportunity to invest in inspirational nature restoration right here on their doorstep and to deliver on ESG and CSR commitments and values”.

To learn more about the River Dee Trust or becoming a River Dee Guardian, contact Claire directly at [email protected].

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